Skip navigation

Azure updates

Get the latest updates on Azure products and features to meet your cloud investment needs. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

RSS feed
Product category
Status:

January 2022

19 Jan

Azure Machine Learning Announcements – January 2022 General Availability Announcement

NOW AVAILABLE

New features now available in General Availability include add multiple private endpoints for workspaces, and support for storage account IP firewall.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features

November 2021

17 Nov

General availability: Copy data to/from Azure Data Explorer using Azure Data Factory or Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Mapping Data Flows provides scale-out data transformation in the cloud in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse Analytics. With these additional connectors, you can build ETL patterns at Spark scale in a code-free design environment without ever touching the Spark compute. Azure Integration Runtimes allow you to define the Spark environment and provide a serverless Spark compute for your data transformation pipelines.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Data Factory
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Integration Runtime
  • Features

September 2021

30 Sep

General availability: Azure Data Factory managed virtual network

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory managed virtual network provides you with a more secure and manageable data integration solution.

  • Data Factory V2
  • Features
15 Sep

Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements – Sep 2021

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2021

New feature Multiple Private Endpoint for Workspace is now available in public preview in Azure Machine Learning

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features

August 2021

26 Aug

Azure Synapse Analytics Compute Optimized data flows will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Retirements
24 Aug

Azure Data Factory Compute Optimized data flows will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.

  • Data Factory
  • Retirements

June 2021

14 Jun

General availability: Support for SQL Server in data flows using Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server is now available as a data flow source sink from your on-premises and VM-based instances in ADF and Synapse Analytics.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

April 2021

20 Apr

Azure Data Factory announces Data Flow general availability in two new Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory has released Mapping Data Flows for 2 new Azure regions: US Virgina Gov & US Arizona Gov

  • Data Factory
  • Features
14 Apr

Public preview: Cognitive Services- Anomaly Detector now supports multivariate anomaly detection​

IN PREVIEW

Enable organizations to identify anomalies across multiple variables with multivariate Anomaly Detector.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Anomaly Detector
  • Features
14 Apr

Reduce dataflow execution time with cluster reuse public preview in Azure Data Factory

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory (ADF) has released a “quick re-use” option as public preview to the Azure Integration Runtime TTL to reduce data flow execution to from 2 mins to under 20 seconds.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
2 Apr

Continued region expansion: Azure Data Factory just became generally available in two more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in two new regions: Norway East and UAE North

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

February 2021

22 Feb

General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics (Synapse) now offer discounted pricing on data flows based on 1-year and 3-year reservations.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Data Factory
  • Features

January 2021

25 Jan

Azure Data Factory is now available in two additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in two new regions: China North 2 and South India

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

December 2020

10 Dec

Azure Data Factory data flow connectors now generally available for CDM and Delta Lake.

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) has made data flow connectors for ETL data loading, transforming and landing in common data model (CDM) and Delta Lake formats.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Data Factory is now available in five new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in five new regions: Switzerland North, Japan West, Canada East, Germany West Central, and UK West.

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
4 Dec

Azure IRAP has assessed seven additional services and granted them the level of PROTECTED

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure expands its depth of offerings to Australian customers with its latest independent IRAP assessment.

  • Compliance

November 2020

20 Nov

Azure Data Factory adds cached lookups and enhanced zoom design to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) has made it easier to view and manage large, complex ETL patterns with new zoom controls for complex graph design. ADF has also added cached lookups to data flows for more efficient and faster design patterns.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

September 2020

30 Sep

GA: Data Factory adds ORC data lake file format support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to enable Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) format to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
30 Sep

Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to SQL MI as a source and sink to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
21 Sep

Azure Private Link Services available in China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in all China Regions

  • Services
  • Features
  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters

Azure at Microsoft Ignite

Resources

Read the Azure blog for latest news and announcements.

Blog

Get answers to your questions from Microsoft and Community experts.

Community support

Read commonly asked questions on Azure updates.

FAQ

Find the latest news, updates and resources for Azure partners.

Azure partner zone

Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.

Provide feedback

Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.

Check product availability in your region